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of muammar gadhafi. someone fired a rocket into the u.s. consulate in benghazi during a chaotic protest. we're going to join cnn joeman. she's with us. tell us about this attention that erupted in benghazi. it did not actually happen in tripoli. are you in tripoli. how are people responding to what has taken place? >> well, the situation here in tripoli does seem to be normal. people are on the streets. there seems to be nothing but the news that -- of what happened in bengazy spreading across tripoli today. most of the people i have token to, people in the capital here, are shocked and saddened by this attack. they say that it does not reflect the way libyans treat their guests. this is not the way libyans feel about the united states, and they do appreciate and do express gratitude for the rule the united states played last year as part of the nato alliance in helping the libyan people in ousting mow har gadhafi during their revolution. we are hearing also from government officials who are condemning this. they're also promising to bring those responsible to justice to have an investigati
in the port of benghazi and began building our relationships with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister ann this morning and told her that he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband to his wife heather, with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country, service that took him from pretoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noble and necessary, and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today many americans are asking -- indeed, i asked myself -- how could this happen? how could this happen in a count
. they were killed at or around the u.s. consulate in benghazi. this is the eastern side of libya. this happened overnight. stevens was a career diplomat. spent several stints in libya. the type of dedicate the american diplomat we come across all the time in that region. secretary clint said he was committed to america's values and interests. this was all about attack on the consulate by islamists protesting the film made in the united states critical of the muslim prophet mohammed. getting a lot of play on the internet. consulate burned down the vehicles perhaps the one in which the ambassador and other americans were hit by rockets. we heard from the leadership of the libyan government. they say they are sorry that they are looking for those responsible. one group being now thought as a possible suspect with allegiances to al qaeda but there are a lot of militant groups as we can tell you from our experience on the ground in libya in post-qaddafi era. bill: what can we report about what is happening in the region today, greg? >> reporter: seems like the chronology, bill, this w
the people in his consulate and benghazi. on top of that, and distracting from it, is this sort of side show. explain how you put it together, all that happened today. >> first i want to say to the families of the four americans who died as well as american diplomats, this is a very tough day. we need them to be safe and being able to perform their jobs. the arab spring is going to involve the u.s. but also diplomatic efforts. it's a very tough day for america. in that context, i think that governor romney has every right and obligation to criticize the current administration's foreign policy but to go out without knowing all of the facts and to go off at a time when if he had something to say he could have said it at the white house. i think it's a mistake politically. in the long run i think it's a mistake politically. it cuts him off from most republicans on capitol hill who, as howard said, have not been outspoken and i think it's the wrong thing to do. he's right to criticize and make points. if he has good points to make about how it's a failure of the president's leadership, let him d
states. at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya's second largest city, at least one american staff member was killed after gunmen stormed the compound and burned it down. we've got some amateur video here into nbc news from the scene. if you listen, you can hear gunshots going off in the background. witnesses say the attackers were armed with automatic rifles, rpgs. libyan forces stationed there said to have little to stop the violence. >>> in neighboring cairo, angry protesters scaled the fortified walls of the u.s. embassy, destroyed the american flag and replaced it with a black islamic banner. most of the u.s. diplomatic staff had already been evacuated in anticipation of this protest. both incidents reportedly are reaction to a little-known amateur movie produced in the united states which ridiculed the prophet mohammed. it gained attention because an obscure florida pastor began promoting it, the same man who triggered deadly riots in afghanistan when he threatened to burn the koran. we want to go straight to cairo where we find nbc chief foreign correspondent, richard engel.
into that right now. was it just a coincidence that the u.s. ambassador happened to be in benghazi at time of the attack. it is clear now that these were to a very different instances, a spontaneous uprising that resulted in no casualties in cairo and the guerrilla assault in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> u.s. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are condemning the attacks, vowing to bring justice to those involved in the killing. a group of marines has been deployed to libya. our reporter joins us now from washington. how is this situation playing out among the different parties when it comes to the presidential campaign? >> net romney inserted himself into this situation by issuing a statement last night here. he spoke about it today at a campaign event. [no audio] he said it was akin to an apology and the obama administration is sending mixed signals to the world. that juror a strong response from the president who did respond to it directly when he made a statement at the rose garden. he says romney has a tendency to shoot first. >> the obama administration is looking in
confirmed an employee at the american consulate in benghazi was killed today. good evening. i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. attacks on diplomatic compounds in both egypt and libya. joining me is the chairman of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers. thank you very much for coming in. i want to get to 9/11, but there's some breaking news that we're following and i want to get your sense. an american diplomat has apparently been killed. people stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. can you update us? >> it's my understanding there were nearly two dozen armed individuals that coordinated explosions and other things. this is the same site that was attacked with an ied about a month or so ago. very, very concerning, and it's concerning that this is a repeat target for them and that this may have been more successful because of the large scale of it. so it's, again, very, very concerning. we have seen al qaeda elements in libya spring up, as we have seen in tunisia, as well. all of that is concerning. we still don't know for certain yet, as i speak to you today or
in benghazi, at the headquarters of care the washington-based muslim civil rights and advocacy organization are condemning what they call the disgraceful killings of american diplomats. >> the killings of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justificati justification. >> reporter: this video of ambassador stevens was posted on the website in libya, when he took over the post earlier this year. >> i had the honor to serve as the u.s. envoy tohe libyan opposition during the revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was a moving force in the u.s. partnership with the new libya. >> his enthusiasm, his unbridled sense of hope and love for the libyan experience. he is the machin who actually walked the streets of benghazi. he has seen the revolution in eyes that probably even libyans haven't shared. >> reporter: mark ginsberg is a former ambassador to morocco. >> he was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconcilia
been killed in benghazi. this after a day of violence at the diplomatic post. armed men set the american consulate on fire after a protest against an american-produced movie they say insultses the prophet muhammad. this hours after egyptian protesters scaled the walls at the embassy in cairo ander to tore down the american flag. cnn's jomanakurachi joins me on the phone. and i want to start with jomana. what is the latest you heard from on the ground in benghazi? >> reporter: well, we're hearing very little from the u.s. embassy, but according to eyewitnesss, there is reports of libyan casualties as a result of these clashes. as a militant group tried to store the u.s. embassy. they succeeded and did storm the u.s. embassy. according to eyewitnesss, libyan security forces were engaged in heavy clashes with this armed group. a radical militant group based in eastern libya and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the u.s. consulate building. libyan army troops deployed. the road to the consulate blocked by military vehicles. now we have conflicting reports, and what the situatio
on tuesday in the libyan city of benghazi, this according to a libyan official reported by reuters. it was not clear if the ambassador was in his car or the libyan consulate when the attack occurred. the libyan ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them. this is what a top official in benghazi has told reuters this morning, the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other embassy staff killed tuesday in a rocket attack. >>> meanwhile, the fed begins a two-day meeting today with a decision expected thursday, 12:30 p.m. eastern in. the wake of last week's disappointing u.s. jobs report, speculation has grown the fed might announce qe3 at this meeting. will include 2015 for the first time. ben bernanke will hold a news conference at 2:15 p.m. on thursday. you can see that right here on cnbc. meanwhile, still with us is the chief international economist at ing who has gone to new york, but is keeping european hours just for us. thanks for that. so your view, rob what is going to happen and how close a call is it? >> i don't think it's that close a call
libyan city in benghazi. most recent events happening on 9/11 and new reporting pointing to the fact these were planned, organized events, not a spontaneous demonstration against a video as placed on the interpret as originally thought. the death of the ambassador and three others spurring renewed calls to end the spigot that pours american tax dollars into the globe's most volatile regions. here's the numbers, your numbers, your tax dollars. number one, israel, $3.1 billion. afghanistan, $2.3 billion. pakistan, $2.1 billion. iraq, $1.7 billion e just a minute dlsh -- egypt $1.6. the obama administration just announced $1 billion in debt forgiveness for egypt, which is seeking a $5 billion imf loan coming from us too. you get the point. the money flows from us to them, and make no mistake, the countries ask for the money, take it with one hand and attack us with another. i don't think like some we should be isolationists. we can't hope to be safe within our border and turn our backs. we have to lead, but the checkbook is not the most effective way of doing that. that's what i think.
in the attack on consulate in benghazi last night. rich edson following the developing story from the white house. rich? >> ashley, fox news's ed henry reports that senior administration official telling him and although it is early and they haven't made determinations yet there are early signs this was a planned attack, they urge we're still in the early stages figuring out exactly what has gone on. this after the president spent the morning at white house and state department meeting with folks and making promises that the u.s. will seek justice for the four murders in libya of folks in the u.s. state department. meanwhile positive romney saying much is a result of the u.s., the white house, excuse me is sending mixed signals on foreign policy. >> we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. make no mistake, justice will be done. >> as i have watched over the past 3 1/2 years the president has had some successes. he has had some failures. it is a hit or miss approach but it has not been based upon sound foreign policy. >> there was some discussion
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